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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Yan Lane in Victoria, Australia by Justin Mallia Architecture

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Justin Mallia Architecture

Yan Lane is a new street in Richmond. Undertaken on a small budget, this scheme was conceived as an opportunity to use architectural understanding to drive a development project to meaningfully infill an otherwise ignored space and to achieve financial return. The project involved the subdivision of a narrow sliver of land with no street frontage and hidden between the rear face of shops to the south and the backyard fences and sheds of houses to the north. Yan Lane is primarily the creation of a new building incorporating two houses but reaches beyond the scope of the small site to include the extension of services infrastructure from the main road and the recreation of a right of way to form a new street. The project creates an activated, human place from what was previously disused and neglected.

Image Courtesy © Justin Mallia Architecture

Image Courtesy © Justin Mallia Architecture

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Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Café in Tokyo, Japan by Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects 

It was such a great honor for me to design the renovation of my favorite building that I used to see every day. About nine years ago, we had co-established a shared office HAPPA across the street from the building and relocated our former office there; we employed to observe the neighborhood through the glass and this building was my most favorite among others on the street.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects
  • Project: Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Café
  • Location: 3-23-16 Nakameguro Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • Project team: Ryosuke Yamamoto, Yui Matsushita
  • Collaboration: SOUP DESIGN(sign), hoshizaki(kitchen), WHITELIGHT.Ltd(sound plan), 1lux(lighting plan), GRANSCAPE Inc.(plant plan)
  • Construction: TANK
  • Structure: Steel
  • Floor area: 3F_70.70m², 2F_150.23m², 1F_126.75m², B1F_49.64m², Total_397.32m²
  • Completon: 10/2016

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Art Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia by Stipfold

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Stipfold

Harmoniously integrated in the urban area of the city, building still stands with a distinct character of its own. Focal point of the design was to make the space easy to navigate and enriched with a daylight. Overall aesthetics was hugely influenced by Daniel Libeskind’s Royal Ontario Museum architecture.

Image Courtesy © Stipfold

Image Courtesy © Stipfold

  • Architects: Stipfold
  • Project: Art Academy
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Project Leader: Beka Pkhakadze
  • Architecture Team: Ucha Tsotseria / Luka Machablishvil
  • Copywriter: Mika Motskobili
  • Area: 2000 sq.m.
  • Year: 2012
  • Status: Concept

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Villa Vatnan in Trondheim, Norway by Nordic — Office of Architecture

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nordic — Office of Architecture

Nordic — Office of Architecture was approached by the Vatnan family to deliver their dream home. They had a simple architectural vision, but a demanding site on which it was to be realised.

Image Courtesy © m.herzog visualis

Image Courtesy © m.herzog visualis

  • Architects: Nordic — Office of Architecture
  • Project: Villa Vatnan
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Photography: Espen Grønli and m.herzog visualis
  • Client: The Vatnan family
  • Floor Area: 280 m²
  • Start Date: 2007
  • Status: Completed

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Bluefish in Brianza, Italy by Dainellistudio

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Agenzia Copyright

Featuring custom-furnished ocean blue interiors, Bluefish is the first seafood restaurant in Brianza to offer an innovative formula that lets diners select their fish at the counter, then enjoy a wide variety of seafood and fresh vegetable dishes to in its refined dining room or in their own home.

Dainellistudio designed the entire interior in a minimalist atmosphere with a Nordic feel that creates a good match for the innovative format and the presentation of the dishes available on the menu.

Image Courtesy © Dainellistudio

Image Courtesy © Dainellistudio

  • Architects: Dainellistudio
  • Project: Bluefish
  • Location: Brianza, Italy

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Eunma Housing Development in Seoul, South Korea by UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: UNStudio

UNStudio in collaboration with Heerim have won the competition to design the 32 tower masterplan for the Eunma Housing Development in Daechi-Dong, Seoul.

The approach of the residents, which involves the complete redevelopment of their current homes into a new and future orientated eco design, is seen as a blueprint for resident-driven development projects.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

Image Courtesy © UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

  • Architects: UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners
  • Project: Eunma Housing Development
  • Location: Gangnam district, Seoul, South Korea
  • Client (Masterplan): Promotion Committee Office of EUNMA Apartment Redevelopment
  • Client (UNStudio): Heerim Architects & Planners
  • Team(UNStudio): Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with René Wysk, Harlen Miller and Megan Hurford, Jung Jae Suh, Sibilla Bonfanti
  • Team(Heerim Architects & Planners): Young Kyoon Jeong, Kyu Young Park with Sung Won Oh, Seung Uk Oh, Jae Kyu Lee, Hyun Joon Yoo, Seung Wang Lee, Kyung Sook Cho, Eun Hee Ha, Chanhee Lee, Hyun Il Kang, Mi Ran Kang, Hyun Joo Kim, Yun Hyeok Kim, So Young Choi, Hun Il Park, Sun Wook Kim, Jae Yeon Lee, Hyun Rock Kang, Hee Seung Kim, Jun Seong Park, Seung Woo Lee, Jae Won Kim, Jun Ha Hwang, Sung Jun Moon, YuWon Kang
  • Building surface: Approx. 1149000 m2
  • Building site: ½ KM2

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Aamchit Courtowers in Lebanon by Hashim Sarkis Studios

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hashim Sarkis Studios

DESCRIPTION:

The project consists of four single-family houses on the coast of Aamchit, Lebanon as well as the rehabilitation of the existing landscape and old houses.

The site slopes west towards the Mediterranean, its angle allowing for embedding the houses in the landscape in such a way that the front is open to the view and breeze whereas the other sides of the house are protected by earth. Each house consists of a double-layer wall that retains the earth from the east and slopes with the land north and south.

Image Courtesy © Hashim Sarkis Studios

Image Courtesy © Hashim Sarkis Studios

  • Architects: Hashim Sarkis Studios
  • Project: Aamchit Courtowers
  • Location: Lebanon
  • Team: Hashim Sarkis, Boulos Douaihy (Project Coordinator), Rola Idris, Sandra Frem, Wissam Chaaya, Samir Bitar, Pablo Roquero, Cynthia Gunadi, Penn Ruderman, Christopher Johnson, Charif Tabet, Helena Briones
  • Construction Management: Polygon, sal.
  • Structure: Rudolphe Mattar
  • Mechanical: Roger Kazopoulo
  • Electrical: Roger Njeim
  • Horticulture: Exotica
  • Project Area: 1392
  • Completion Date: June 24, 2016

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PALEET SHOPPING CENTER in Oslo, Norway by Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL

Paleet is a shopping center situated on the high street Karl Johans gate in the very centre of Oslo. It has operated as a shopping mall since 1990, a new building sitting behind retained historical facades from the 1860’s.

In 2014 Paleet has undergone an extensive refurbishment. The aim has been to create a shopping destination with a strong personality. The project seeks to provide an overall experience through exquisite design as well as offering a range of dining venues and high end boutiques. As a collaboration between Petter Abrahamsen at RISS AS, Linda Knoph Vigsnæs of Lysstoff AS and the architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects, the group had a shared design vision from the outset.

Image Courtesy © Nils Petter Dale

Image Courtesy © Nils Petter Dale

  • Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL
  • Project: PALEET SHOPPING CENTER
  • Location: Karl Johans gate 37-43, Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Nils Petter Dale, Einar Aslaksen
  • Client: KLP Eiendom
  • Consultants: RISS AS, Linda Knoph Vigsnæs/LYSSTOFF AS
  • Primary architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Siv Hofsøy, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen, Jeanette Alvestad, Mari Isdahl, Martin Kandola, Harald Lode (freelance)
  • Size: ca 10100 m2
  • Schedule: Finished September 2014

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Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza in China by Zaha Hadid Architects

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza in Baiyun New Town, Guangzhou, China, has broken ground. Its site was acquired by LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG), a member of Lee Kum Kee Group, through its Guangdong Infinitus Property Development Company, in May 2016 for RMB 2.01 billion (approx. US$ 294 million).

The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Mr. Lee Man Tat, Lee Kum Kee Group Chairman, Mr. Charlie Lee, Chairman of Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, Mr. Sammy Lee, Chairman and Managing Director of LKKHPG, and Mr. Satoshi Ohashi, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects in China.

The 167,000 sq. m. Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza will be a campus of integrated buildings that combine intelligent technologies and environmental sustainability, comprising key facilities for the group including a new global center for R&D; a Chinese herbal medicine research and safety assessment center; as well as an exhibition center and gallery. It will serve as the new headquarters of Infinitus China, a member of LKKHPG. The overall investment in the project will reach RMB 4.5 billion (approx. US$659 million), and the construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

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RCA Battersea Campus in London, England by Serie Architects

 
December 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Serie Architects 

Serie Architects have proposed a design for the Royal College of Art’s new Battersea South Campus. The scheme was one of seven proposals for the site submitted as part of an invited competition process which took place during September 2016. The firm was the only UK practice to be selected for the shortlist from 97 other initial expression of interest.

Image Courtesy © Serie Architects

Image Courtesy © Serie Architects

  • Architects: Serie Architects
  • Project: RCA Battersea Campus
  • Location: London, England 
  • Team: Serie Architects, Transolar Klima Engineering, John Robertson Architects, AKT II
  • Area: 15,000 sqm
  • Status: Competition, 2nd Place

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